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Abu Sayyaf group beheads another Canadian hostage

The Abu Sayyaf group has beheaded another Canadian hostage held on a southern Philippine island after ransom demands apparently were not met. Robert Hall was confirmed dead on Monday by a military source who spoke to Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity prior to the official announcement. “Today, Canadian kidnap[…]

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Ravensmead accused admits to beheading

The family of a Cape Town teenager who was strangled, stabbed and beheaded in 2013 wants his killer to spend life behind bars. In a surprise turn of events on Monday, Aljar Swartz admitted in the Western Cape High Court to killing 15-year-old Lee Adams. He said in a document[…]

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ISIL beheads archaeologist in Palmyra

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria’s antiquities chief said on Tuesday. ISIL, which controls swathes of Syria and[…]

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ISIL ‘beheads women for first time in Syria’

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has beheaded two women and their husbands in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that ISIL beheaded the couples after accusing them of using “magic for medicine”. It[…]

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France on high alert after attack, beheading

France has been placed on high alert after a person was found decapitated in what officials are calling a “terrorist” incident at a gas factory in southeastern France. French President Francois Hollande, speaking in Brussels, said the incident began shortly before 10am local time on Friday after a car crashed[…]

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Kassig beheading condemned as ‘pure evil’

US President Barack Obama condemned as “pure evil” the Islamic State’s beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig after the group released a video showing his body Sunday. Kassig’s parents said they were “heartbroken” by their loss after IS made public the recording in a warning to Washington as it[…]

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